The Midnight Meat Train
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A New York photographer sets out to catch a sadistic serial killer in Versus director Ryuhei Kitamura's adaptation of a short story by horror icon Clive Barker.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film hurtles towards the final 'revelation moment' like runaway train. If only it had stopped to take on board some of Barker's heavy mythical dread."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"this devilishly ambiguous thriller leaves viewers to decide whether to take the conventional or the less-traveled tunnel through its narrative network - and the results are a stylishly bloody descent into madness, murder and hell itself."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Midnight Meat Train may be no classic of the genre, but it's certainly a better and more interesting film than most of what passes for horror movies these days."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"... remarkably effective and, when it finally arrives at the end of the line, admirably simple."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"while skimpy on characterization and plot, it should please gorehounds and Barker fans alike"
‑ Keith Breese,
"We hate to side with the big bad studio, but The Midnight Meat Train -- despite a great title -- really does stink like month-old human flesh."
‑ Chris Willman, Entertainment Weekly
"So thoroughly coated in over-the-top blood and guts that even veteran genre fans will likely be astounded."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Not at all Butchered."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"This is the best Clive Barker-inspired movie in a long, long time -- probably since "Hellraiser III" in 1992."
‑ Lucius Gore, ESplatter
"Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura, who kicked off his career with 2000's impressive micro-budget zombie flick Versus, delivers plenty of stylish visuals and an admirably unrestrained attitude to gore."
‑ Phelim O'Neill, Guardian
"Before flying off the rails in the final curve, The Midnight Meat Train rolls quite smoothly as a mid-'80s-style psycho-killer thriller a la The Hitcher."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"It's excessively and imaginatively gory, presented in a straightforward manner, but with the slightest hint of a wink."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Midnight Meat Train brings an unabashed brutality to the horror genre."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"Goes full speed on ultra-gory rails before slamming to an abrupt stop."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Unfairly buried by its distributors in the US, this film takes what could have been a drab set-up and gives it some real bravado, energy and creativity."
‑ Jim Hall, Film4
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